Battle Bards Episode 194: No Man’s Sky

    
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No Man’s Sky is a Cinderella story, a turnaround from a project that failed on its promises to exceeding them. But what about its soundtrack? In this episode, the Battle Bards examine this “experimental” score and grapple with how it fits with space exploration theme.

Battle Bards is the world’s first, best, and only MMO music podcast. Biweekly episodes alternate between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunesGoogle PlayTuneInPocket CastsStitcher, and Player.FM.

Listen to Episode 194: No Man’s Sky (or download it) now:

Episode 194 show notes

  • Intro (feat. “I’ve Seen Things,” “Blueprint for a Slow Machine,” and “Escaping the Dark Side”)
  • “Heliosphere”
  • “Outlier”
  • “The Lost Traveler”
  • “Asimov”
  • “The Journey”
  • “World of Wonders”
  • “Escape Velocity”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Katriana
  • Jukebox picks: “Main Theme” from Outriders, “The Last Artificer” from In Other Waters, and “Track 2” from Bomb Jack
  • Outro (feat. “The Sacrifice”)
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Raidervc

I really wish I could get into No Man’s Sky. I’ve had the game since 2017, and every year I download it and try it again. It just never seems to hook me, which is okay I suppose. It’s clear it’s just not the game for me. Hard not to appreciate what that game has become since it released though.

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I tried it too, it feels boring and without direction. You’re just on a planet and have to harvest resources to fix your ship and fly away. I don’t know how each planet is, because on one attempt to get into the game, I was spawned on a planet that had volatile environment and my vitals were constantly deteriorating, which was a real bummer, so not only I had to look aimlessly for resources, but to watch I don’t die, real bummer.